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Are you looking for an easy and memorable way to teach students how to write a basic bibliography sans Easybib or Bibme? This may be the tool for you. The first page of this package offers a quick and easy way to teach and have students learn how to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, Activities, Bibliographies
$1.50
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Students analyse high interest movie shorts from Pixar to help them see how a story can be told: where it can begin, what can be done to create points of emphasis and focus, and what can make for a memorable and impactful element within a well-told
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep
$1.20
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Looking for an exercise to go along with your Chicken Lightning, Clock, lesson? Have your students try their hand at revising these twelve sentences using the Chicken Lightning, Clock method. It's a fun and engaging way to get them to practice the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
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A frontispiece is a drawing or illustration or art work facing the title page of a book or before a section of a larger work. It’s purpose is to inform the reader either of a thematic possibility in the text that follows or of some other aspect of
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
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Students often struggle with identifying tone in a writer's text. This simple and fun exercise centers around first having students build a working set of tone words and learn the definitions through the use of emoticons or emojis. The students then
Subjects:
Writing, Test Preparation, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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Students often struggle with passive voice sentences. This is a fun little exercise which asks students to rewrite sentences that are thumping because of passive voice. Often on state tests students are asked to be able to revise a sentence to make
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Test Preparation
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
$1.00
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Are you looking for an on-going method to help student integrate and use punctuation effectively and correctly? The SEE strategy can help. The SEE strategy can become a regular feature of your classroom and serves as an excellent warm-up or
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$2.00
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According to the theory of six degrees of separation, we are all linked through chains of acquaintance, each one of us is just six connections away from any other person.It’s an idea with some legs as far as student motivation is concerned. So I got
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Literature Circles
$2.50
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If you're looking for a starting place to get students to engage with close reading by using multi-media forms of text, a good place to start is with art. This is a simple exercise which can be used repeatedly with a variety of art or pictures or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Multimedia, Minilessons, Cultural Activities
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Too often young writers fall into the tendency to write in predictable patterns, or as Gary Provost suggests the five-word sentence repetition. In order to open the eyes of your students to lifeless writing, try this exercise where they deconstruct
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.20
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Looking for a creative way to get students to change up flat, redundant sentence construction? Chicken Lightning, Clock, is a memorable method that makes use of simple iconic images to help students to construct sentences using a variety of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
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A frontispiece is a drawing or illustration or art work facing the title page of a book or before a section of a larger work. It’s purpose is to inform the reader either of a thematic possibility in the text that follows or of some other aspect of
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.9-10.7, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
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By YBSolutions
A frontispiece is a drawing or illustration or art work facing the title page of a book or before a section of a larger work. It’s purpose is to inform the reader either of a thematic possibility in the text that follows or of some other aspect of
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
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By YBSolutions
A frontispiece is a drawing or illustration or art work facing the title page of a book or before a section of a larger work. It’s purpose is to inform the reader either of a thematic possibility in the text that follows or of some other aspect of
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
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By YBSolutions
A frontispiece is a drawing or illustration or art work facing the title page of a book or before a section of a larger work. It’s purpose is to inform the reader either of a thematic possibility in the text that follows or of some other aspect of
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
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By YBSolutions
A frontispiece is a drawing or illustration or art work facing the title page of a book or before a section of a larger work. It’s purpose is to inform the reader either of a thematic possibility in the text that follows or of some other aspect of
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
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Physics in the ELA classroom or Why Newton Matters to the English Teacher How do we foster deeper thinking? We can’t simply run skill based activities and expect to have kids make genuine progress in deeper thinking. Grokking, as Robert Heinlein
Subjects:
Physics, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Literature Circles
$7.00
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Looking for a flexible gateway to a variety of activities with Romeo and Juliet? This Flip Book Review opens doors for you. I first created a series of transparencies during my first year of teaching. Those transparencies have been recreated here
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
$15.00
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Who doesn’t love a good meme? But our task is to not only address quality but also create an effective meme. Like a well done political cartoon, effective memes operate at three levels: Immediacy Recognition Paradox
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Minilessons
$1.25
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An old school activity can provide a wealth of information for students writers. This activity is built around students analyzing their own writing for the specific choices they make in their writing. It also provides a wealth of opportunities for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

33 years in public education teaching grades 9-12-- struggling to advanced learners, Advanced Placement certified, Adjunct Professor working at local Community College

MY TEACHING STYLE

innovative, creative, student-centered

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Selected school district Teacher of the Year 6 times Numerous local, State and National presentations

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Science Texas A&M University 1987 Masters of Liberal Arts Houston Baptist University 1992

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Co-founder Elite Literary Book Group https://www.eliteliterarybookgroup.com/

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